Math 3B - Winter, 2002 GENERAL INFORMATION TEXTBOOK: Single Variable Calculus, 4th Ed, by J. Stewart We will roughly cover chapter 5-10. Lecture location & time: NH 1006 MWF 10-10:50am Instructor: Xi Chen Phone #: 893-3878 Email: xichen@math.ucsb.edu Office and Office Hours: South Hall 6502, MWF 11-12 or by appointment HOMEWORK: Homework is due each week in your discussion section. It will be graded and handed back to you the next week in the discussion section. GRADING: Your grade in this course is based on weekly homework, two in-class midterms and one final. The grading policy is: you will receive a C- or below if you fails to get 55% out of the final no matter how well you did in homework and midterms; on the other hand, you will receive at least a C if you score 55% or more in the final; if you pass the final, I will use the formula max(15% homework + 20% mid1 + 20% mid2 + 45% final, 25% mid1 + 25% mid2 + 50% final) to calculate your course grade. In English, I will take the sum of 15% homework, 20% each midterm and 45% final or the sum of 25% each midterm and 50% final, whichever is better, as your course grade. The letter grades are determined by curve fitting, roughly, 30% A, 35% B and 35% C. (This ratio is only for the students passing the final. So if 40% students fail the final, there are only 18% A, 21% B and 21% C.) Note that you have the option of skipping all the homework according to the above formula. However, I would strongly advise against that since doing exercises is an essential part of learning math. EXAMS: No books are allowed in exams. You may use a scientific calculator and a notecard. You should bring a photo ID to all exams. WEBSITE: http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~xichen/math3b02w/ I will post homework assignments, handouts, solution sets, exam locations and etc. to the website on a regular basis. If you miss some classes, you should check the website to see if there is anything new. RESOURCES: Unless this is the first time you take a math course at UCSB, you probably already know CLAS. The CLAS building is right next to South Hall. They provide drop-in help service for most calculus courses. The schedule for each course is posted on the doors.